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Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs

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Garden Insects of North America is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the common insects and mites affecting yard and garden plants in North America. In a manner no previous book has come close to achieving, through full-color photos and concise, clear, scientifically accurate text, it describes the vast majority of species associated with shade trees and sh ...more
Paperback, 672 pages
Published March 28th 2004 by Princeton University Press (first published 2004)
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Liz
This is the top insect reference book for gardeners in North America, and for good reason. There are a number of insects that I literally could not accurately identify until after I'd gotten a copy of this book.
TC
Jan 07, 2009 TC rated it it was amazing
A reference encyclopedia that I use often.
m.toast
Apr 04, 2013 m.toast rated it it was amazing
Best garden insect book I've seen. Going to buy it!
Pat Muccigrosso
Nov 03, 2014 Pat Muccigrosso rated it it was amazing
I'm an organic gardener and author of Grow So Easy; Organic Gardening for the Rest of Us. I LOVE this book. It kept me from killing a lot of beneficials and unleashed the power of rocks, fingers and grandchildren on bugs that definitely needed to die. Recommend it wholeheartedly - photographs are amazing and make identification a whole lot easier.
Steve H
Feb 28, 2014 Steve H rated it really liked it
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Comprehensive guide to insects/bugs that affect plants. Good photographs and pretty good descriptions. Could use a bit more physical description, such as size. Not a field guide and no key, though. Arranged by the type of damage the bugs do (chewing, sucking, boring, etc.)
Meghan
Oct 16, 2007 Meghan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: serious plant nerds
Shelves: gardening
This seems to be the insects book to own. Great photos, good info, and relatively easy to use. A bit scientific looking for the casual gardener.
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